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July 2018

Latest News

Our Communications team issue many press releases to the media to keep them informed about what is happening at the Trust. Our press releases and news items for the current year are listed below, click on the links for more details.

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July 2018

Medical Director Visit

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has welcomed a visit from Professor Stephen Powis - Medical Director of NHS England. Professor Powis started his visit at Alfred Squire Health Centre in Wolverhampton to hear about the innovative work the Trust is doing as part of the Vertical Integration project.

Denise Lewis

Staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) were given the starring role in a new programme as part of a BBC series celebrating the NHS’s 70th birthday. New Cross Hospital welcomed Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis through its doors for the filming of an episode for the five part series ‘Matron, Medicine and Me’.

Joanna Craig

A Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust employee laced up her running shoes for her second charity half marathon. Joanna Craig decided to run the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon to raise money for the Stroke Unit at New Cross Hospital. Joanna, 25, who lives in Rugeley, ran three times a week for 12 weeks in the run-up to the big event.

Lloyds Banking Group Deanelsy

Staff from Lloyds Banking Group raised money and collected gifts for patients at New Cross Hospital. A Mother’s Day and Father’s Day appeal was launched by kind-hearted staff at the local Lloyds bank for the benefit of parents on the Neonatal Ward and the Deansely Ward. Staff raised enough money to buy 300 gifts, which were all hand-wrapped before being distributed to parents.

Midwife Hayley and baby Anayah cropped

It may have been the NHS’s 70th birthday on 5th July, but it’s now a day midwife Hayley Kularia will remember forever! Baby Anayah Lester was born at 9:58am, weighing 6lb14oz, on Thursday 5th July to proud parents Hayley Kularia and Lewis Lester at New Cross Hospital.


The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust has marked the NHS’s 70th birthday by welcoming another GP practice to the Trust. Coalway Road Surgery, based in Wolverhampton, has become the latest surgery to decide to work together with The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT).

Maria Lapadatescu

They may be exactly 70 years apart, but both share a very special birthday. Graham Brueton was one of the first babies born the day the NHS was created and Maria Lapadatescu was the first baby born at New Cross Hospital on the NHS’ milestone birthday, 70 years on.

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